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PhD Cancer Institute (Part-Time)

 Course Level
PhD
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
5 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
22180 USD
National
4770 USD
EU
4770 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Medical Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

Research within the UCL Cancer Institute is diverse and entails various disciplines such as molecular and cellular biology, cancer genetics, immunology, genetic engineering, cancer therapeutics and bioinformatics. There are five research departments within the Cancer Institute:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Trials Centre

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Eligibility Criteria

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Entry Requirement

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

MPhil/MPhilStud/PhD/EngD
Entry requirements vary between academic departments and research centres. However, research applicants will normally be required to hold a first or upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or a recognised taught Master’s degree. Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution are also accepted.

MD(Res)
Applicants should hold a registered primary qualification in Medicine (e.g. MBBS), and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council (GMC). Applicants are normally hospital clinicians undertaking research associated with their employment.

Other applicants wishing to pursue clinical research should apply for MPhil/PhD admission.

Professional Doctorates
A UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (obtained after a programme of study extending over not less than three years), awarded with upper second-class Honours or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Professional doctorates currently taught at UCL include:

  • Child and Educational Psychology (DECPsy)
  • Clinical Communication Science (Doctorate)
  • Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
  • Dentistry (DDent)
  • Educational and Child Psychotherapy (DEdPsy)
  • Paediatric Dentistry (DDent)
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics (Doc Orth)

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Course Modules

Research areas

  • Antibody-based therapeutics for imaging and treatment of cancer
  • Brain cancer and stem cells
  • Cellular and gene therapy for cancer and other blood-related disorders
  • Chromosomal DNA replication and cancer
  • Effects of tumour biology on therapeutic response, tumour immunology
  • Genetics of Sarcoma, Acute Leukaemia, Chronic
  • Leukaemia and Myoproliferative Diseases
  • Medical genomics, cancer systems science and biomedical informatics
  • Epigenetics and signalling networks
  • Radiation biology and therapy
  • Stratified/personalised cancer medicine
  • Therapeutic drug-DNA interactions
  • Translational projects, clinical trials and epidemiology
  • Viral oncology.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • Valid email addresses for two referees
  • Academic transcript provided in English and in electronic format
  • Application fee (not applicable to research programmes)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (Not required at the application stage)
  • Personal statement (Master’s degrees)
  • Research proposal (PhD)

Apply online checklist
UCL is not able to support applications made through agents. UCL expects that the email ID and password that you create will be used by you solely for the purpose of submitting your own application(s) to study at UCL.

In order to use Apply Online, you should satisfy a number of conditions. Please read the statements below and check that you satisfy the following conditions.

  • You have checked whether there is an application deadline and will submit the application before any applicable deadline. Please note that references must be uploaded before any deadline.
  • You can provide a valid email address for each referee and  have contacted both referees to advise them they will receive a request to upload their reference via a secure website. Please note that your application will be put on hold and will not be considered by UCL until references have been uploaded.
  • You are able to submit my transcript in electronic format (.doc, .docx, .jpg, .pdf) at the same time as your application. This document should be less than 2MB in size.
  • If an application processing fee applies to your programme, u should able to pay the fee online as part of your application, or arrange for the fee to be paid on your behalf, and have read and understood the Terms and Conditions. Note that if a fee is required, your application is not submitted to UCL before the fee is paid.
  • Note that if you are applying for a research programme or a taught programme which is an exempt, that no fee is required.
  • You will strictly submit your own application and should not use any agent to do so on your behalf.

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